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New microwave works fine except the light pops the breaker

(Topic created: 06-06-2022 07:37 PM)
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We just installed our brand new slim microwave model ME11A7510. When we turn the light on, our breaker pops. The breaker is fine when we use the microwave and fan. The issue only happens with the light. Any idea what the issue is?

 

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I've worked with electricity for a few years, a microwave should be on a 20 Amp breaker by itself and not sharing with other things exp. Toasters and other things drawing high amperage. You could try moving the microwave or, if by light you mean a switched room light, you can replace the Breaker if it's on 15 amps to a 20 amp or replace the outlet with a gfci outlet so it would only trip the outlet and not the whole circuit.

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I've worked with electricity for a few years, a microwave should be on a 20 Amp breaker by itself and not sharing with other things exp. Toasters and other things drawing high amperage. You could try moving the microwave or, if by light you mean a switched room light, you can replace the Breaker if it's on 15 amps to a 20 amp or replace the outlet with a gfci outlet so it would only trip the outlet and not the whole circuit.